Horseback riding in Calafate
Valid from 01/01 to 03/31/2022
Short ride U$D 39.-
Long ride U$D 57.-
Over 12 years old
Includes transfers to and from the hotel
Horseback Riding in Calafate – Short Circuit
In this ride he stays 1h 40′ on the horse. It is a walk through the Bahía Redonda area to Punta Soberana, where you can see Patagonian birds: flamingos, swans, herons, seagulls, etc.
It has a panoramic view of the city of El Calafate and Lake Argentino, from surrounding hills.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes.
Daily winter departures: 11 am, 3 pm. summer: 11 a.m. 3 and 5 p.m.
Horseback riding in Calafate – Long circuit
During its route it does cross the unmistakable landscape of the Patagonian steppe, made up of the typical stunted and withered bushes, such as the coirón, the black bush, neneo, gray bush, Parámela, etc.; noting the low rainfall in this area (300 mm annual average). Advancing on the route, you gain height, having a privileged view of the extensive Lake Argentino, of 1560 km2. It is possible to divide the entrance of the “throat of the devil”, beginning of the North Arm of the Argentino Lake, through which the Upsala Glacier is reached.
Something typical of the place are the tall caulkers in the dune areas. The coast of Lake Argentino is bordered, which offers us certain observations of the wind, sounds that emulate the sea and the unmistakable color of waters coming from the glaciers can be observed.
Depending on the time of year, we have birds nesting in the area, as well as wild flowers. As this is a parade that takes place all year round, each season is differentiated in its colors and aromas, for example in the spring you can see the flowers multiply, in the summer you can eat the calafate fruits, such as the variety of birds with their young: ducks, geese, black-necked swans, etc. In winter, the contrast of the snowy steppe with the lake, which gave rise to the name of Lago Argentino, due to its similarity to the colors of the national flag.
The picnic consists of different types of meats, cheeses, fruit, mineral water and wine, trying to eat something light, to continue with the excursion of a horse.
Includes transfer from the hotel.
Duration: 3 hours.
Two day ride
We pick them up at 11 a.m. where they stay and we go to the corral located 3 km. from the center of El Calafate. There each one will meet their horse, companion of adventures.
We start the ride towards the Ski Brasero track, looking for a place by the Cubs River (name that was given by the abundance of cougar cubs that inhabit the area). Gradually we gain height in the direction of the pre-mountain range cross-country. We walk the path of the ranch’s old carts, recognizing as we go the typical Patagonian steppe (predominant geographical accident in this region of southern Argentina) populated with withered and stunted bushes. In this place in general we can see groups of rheas, guanacos and condors as we pass.
You sleep in an old ranch post or in a tent.
We return to El Calafate, we can divide the Co. Concuna by the canyon of the Centinela River. Then we can see the Co. Moyano, which is the highest in the area, from there you have a panoramic view of the entire area and the immensity of the Lake. Argentine (1560 Km2). Return to El Calafate at 6:30 p.m. about.
These rides are organized according to the number of days that passengers want to ride, with due notice, for its correct organization.
On the other hand we have the “Private Horseback Riding”, which are horseback riding with an exclusive guide, they leave the group of regular horseback riding.
Consult for rides of more days.